The Boeing F-17 Fortress in civil and military service
Autore: Jan Forsgren
Molti aerei dell’USAAF atterrarono su suolo svedese durante la seconda guerra mondiale e molti di questi aerei furono acquistati dalle autorità svedesi per usi civili e militari. Il B-17 Flying Fortress fu scelto per essere adattato ad aereo civile e la Saab intraprese la conversione. Il libro traccia la storia di questi esemplari e della loro successiva carriera in Svezia, in Danimarca nonché in Francia. Ampiamente illustrato con numerose foto d’epoca e profili a colori con la livrea nuova e markings vari.
Many USAAF aircraft landed in neutral Sweden during WW2. The Swedish authorities arranged to buy many of these from the US, to supplement their limited and ageing aircraft stocks. The B-17 Flying Fortress was selected for conversion to an airliner, and Saab undertook the work. This book tells, for the first time in English, the story of these aircraft and their subsequent careers, in Sweden, Denmark and France. No other B-17s were ever used as airliners, so this is a unique addition to the well-known history of the Fortress. Illustrated with many photos, both contemporary and of surviving airframes, and with colour profiles of the colour schemes carried by these aircraft. Detailed plans of the modified airframes are included. Story of the "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby" restoration is included. Colour profiles are 40 cm long!
foto in b/n, 100 profili e foto a colori
21 X 30